Zoloft is the brand name for the drug sertraline, a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressant developed by Pfizer used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, PTSD and certain premenstrual disorders.
Zoloft is one of the most popular antidepressant drugs in the world, having been prescribed to tens of millions of people. It is in a class similar with Prozac, Celexa and Paxil.
Unfortunately, experts have now linked Zoloft side effects with serious birth defects including heart defects, lung defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) and certain facial and skeletal malformations like cleft palate.
Prior cases linked Zoloft side effects and similar SSRI drugs to suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation, however, there are concerns that the latest side effects could effect more women and families than before.
If you took Zoloft before or during pregnancy and have given birth to a child with heart, lung, facial or skeletal birth defects, contact us immediately to speak with a Zoloft Side Effects Lawyer about your legal options. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your child’s condition.
While few question the effectiveness of Zoloft to treat major disorders, experts now fear that many of the millions of people who took this drug may have been women taking it during pregnancy who did not know the risks and unknowingly put their infants at risk.
Many times parents who are coping with the tragedy of a child’s severe birth defect don’t even suspect that the medications they took years earlier may be the cause of their child’s condition, or that legal help is available.
Lawyers with the SSRI Litigation Group are available to help and are currently filing lawsuits against Pfizer for Zoloft side effects on behalf of parents and families affected by the severe birth defects caused by the drug.
Zoloft side effects lawyers have secured verdicts or settlements for victims of SSRI drug birth defects for amounts in excess of $1 million. It is important that you speak with a qualified lawyer to determine what your case may be worth.
These same lawyers are available to answer your questions, explain your legal rights and discuss the compensation available from the drug companies responsible for your child’s condition. Time to file a lawsuit, however, is limited.
The first step in dealing with your child’s birth defect is to visit their pediatrician to learn the extent of their condition, what treatment options are available, what lifestyle changes you will have to make, and what to expect in the future.
Next, it is important that you investigate your legal options and how the compensation from a drug injury claim might help your child get the best treatment as well as reduce the burden on your family for medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of earnings.
Nobody should file a lawsuit for a monetary award if another party was not at fault. However, your lawyer can explain how drug companies like Pfizer may have known that Zoloft side effects put patients at risk of delivering infants with birth defects.
You must also consider that your family should not be unfairly burdened with expenses like medical bills, loss of earnings and changes in your lifestyle caused by the effects of Zoloft simply because of the negligence of a drug company.
Although Pfizer has added warning labels to Zoloft about the drug’s dangerous side effects, they earned billions of dollars selling the drug while many people did not know the risks it carried. The company now faces thousands of lawsuits for the side effects from its drugs.
Before selecting a lawyer or law firm to help with your drug birth defect case, make sure they are qualified to handle your type of case, have the resources to fight giant drug companies, and can commit the time necessary to get results.
Although thousands of drug injury lawsuits are filed each year, many are lost or dropped due to a lack of experience or resources. It is important to retain a lawyer who has the experience and expertise to pursue your case to its fullest potential and to maximize your results.
PaxilCenter.com works with only the most qualified defective drug litigation firms in the country.
We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions about Zoloft side effects and discuss your legal options. Contact us today for a free, confidential evaluation of your case. Simply fill out the form above or give us a call to speak with a qualified lawyer.